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Dr. Moema Arruda

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Dr. Moema Arruda has a special connection with children. With gentleness, she provides quality health care for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Arruda was born in Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. After being awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery in Brazil in 2006 she furthered her studies in the United States.

Dr. Arruda earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Puerto Rico. She received her Pediatric Dental Certificate after a two year residency at Nova Southeastern University and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale where she gained extensive training.

Dr. Arruda is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando. She is currently board eligible of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Windermere

Welcome to Windermere Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

 

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Meet our team

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Belisa Howard

Dr. Belisa Howard

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Moema Arruda

Pediatric Dentist

Our Office

At Windermere Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we strive to provide care which is individualized and oriented towards your child’s age and maturity level. Our focus is on developing trust and confidence with your child to make each dental appointment a fun and positive experience. Our office has state-of-the-art equipment, comfortable and spacious rooms, and a courteous staff that attends to your child in a gentle and enthusiastic manner.

Our Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontist are specialists in their fields. In addition to providing dental services in the office, our pediatric dentists can provide dental treatment either in the office, or in a hospital setting for children that cannot be treated in the office using nitrous oxide and/or IV sedation.

Our goal is to deliver the best possible dental and orthodontic care for your child in a comfortable, convenient, and professional manner.

Our services

Pediatric Dentistry

Our doctors are caring Pediatric Dentists who are specialists in dental care for infants, children, teens, adolescents, and those with special needs. New patients are welcome.

Pediatric Dentistry Services
    • Regular Check-upsTeeth Cleanings

      Tooth-Colored Fillings

      Sealants

      Fluoride

      Crowns

      Space Maintainers

      Nitrous Oxide

      I.V Sedation

      General Anesthesia

      Emergency Dental Care

Orthodontic Services

Our trusted and experienced orthodontist strives to deliver high quality orthodontic care for children, teens, adolescents, and adults. He utilizes the latest orthodontic advances. He addresses each individual’s needs and concerns, and presents treatment accordingly.

Orthodontic Services
  • Braces for Children and TeensBraces for Adults

    Insignia Braces

    Inspire Ice™ Clear Braces

    Damon® System Braces

    Invisalign®

    Invisalign Teen®

Convenient and Caring

Our office is centrally located in Windermere and convenient appointments are available. Our friendly and caring staff look forward to seeing your child. We are accepting new patients.

What our patients say…

REAL REVIEWS FROM REAL PATIENTS

Dental Insurance Providers

MOST PPO PLANS ACCEPTED, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LISTED BELOW

Cigna Dental

Delta Dental

Ameritas Group

Principal Finance Group

TheStandard

Reliance Standard

DHA

Assurant Health

Aetna

Humana

Compbenefits

Met Life

United Health Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

MCNA Dental Plans

Careington

Guardian

United Concordia

Lincoln Financial Group

Dentemax

Contact Us

VISIT US OR CALL US

4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 118

Windermere, FL 34786

Ph: (407) 270-3997

Fax: (407) 374-5975

Email: info@mywpdo.com

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Early Infant Dental Care

When should I take my child to the dentist for their first dental exam?

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. (www.aapd.org)

How often should my child see the dentist?

A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health. (www.aapd.org)

When should I start cleaning my child’s teeth? Is it ok using toothpaste on my child and what kind should I use?

Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Once children are 3 to 6 years old, then the amount should be increased to a pea-size dollop and perform or assist your child’s tooth brushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing. If your child is unable to spit the toothpaste, wipe it off with a small towel or gauze. (www.aapd.org)

Are thumbsucking and pacifier habits bad for my child’s teeth?

Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, talk to your pediatric dentist to look at different options to address the habit. (www.aapd.org)

Prevention

How can I prevent tooth decay on my child?

Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits. (www.aapd.org)

Can nursing cause decay? If so, how can I prevent it?

Nursing can cause decay. Avoid nursing children to sleep or putting anything other than water in their bed-time bottle. Also, learn the proper way to brush and floss your child’s teeth. Take your child to a pediatric dentist regularly to have his/her teeth and gums checked. The first dental visit should be scheduled by your child’s first birthday. (www.aapd.org)

When should I start cleaning my child’s teeth? Is it ok using toothpaste on my child and what kind should I use?

The sooner the better! Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Once children are 3 to 6 years old, then the amount should be increased to a pea-size dollop and perform or assist your child’s tooth brushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing. If your child is unable to spit the toothpaste, wipe it off with a small towel or gauze. (www.aapd.org)

What are dental sealants?

Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This shuts out food particles that could get caught in the teeth, causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable and can effectively protect teeth for many years. (www.aapd.org)

General Topics

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. (www.aapd.org)

When should I take my child to the dentist for their first dental exam?

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. (www.aapd.org)

How often should my child see the dentist?

A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health. (www.aapd.org)

What can you do to help my child be comfortable during his/her dental visits?

Our goal is always to provide excellent dental care in the most enthusiastic and gentle manner so that you child has a positive experience. Our staff has special training and uses techniques in helping children feel comfortable during dental treatment. We present dental treatment based on the age of the patient. For dental treatment we provide topical and local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, in-office IV sedation with an anesthesiologist (conscious sedation), or general anesthesia (Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital or Florida Hospital). Our pediatric dentists will recommend the best way to attend to your child depending on their needs. (Windermere Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Please scroll on the left categories where you will find many of the questions parents asks us, or you can call our office and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have! You can also visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website for more questions and answers.

First dental visit by age 1!

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the first dental visit should by age 1 or within 6 months after eruption of the 1st tooth.

We are specialists in dentistry for children that are anxious and fearful, medically compromised, and/or special needs!

Our pediatric dentists are trained in providing dental care for patients that are medically compromised and/or have developmental delays. We can provide treatment in the office with nitrous oxide, IV sedation or in the hospital under general anesthesia.

You are welcome to accompany your child in our treatment areas!

We allow parents in our treatment areas.

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Dr. John R. Smith

Dr. Smith has been an orthodontist in Central Florida for 34 years creating over 18,000 beautiful smiles. While his primary passion is caring for his patients, he lectures internationally on a variety of orthodontic topics. He is a graduate of the University of Florida 71’s (BS Degree), Emory University 75’s (DDS Degree with highest honor) and the University of Washington 77’s (MSD Degree in Orthodontics).

Dr. Mubashir A. Chaudhry

Dr. Mubashir A. Chaudhry grew up in Panama City, FL. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Chaudhry enjoyed his time at UF and continued his dental studies there where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He started working with his Dad in Panama City for a period of three years but he realized he loved working with children. He completed his pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Chaudhry is currently a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando.

Dr. Chaudrhy enjoys watching and playing sports. He also enjoys learning and eating different types of cuisines. He loves spending time with his wife, Asma, and their four children.